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  • Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports

    Rain helps pour on cancellations at airports
    The mere threat of stormy weather led airlines to take the unusual step of canceling about 850 Chicago flights Thursday, a decision that could easily occur again as the nation's air-traffic control system continues its fragile recovery from a fire at an...
  • Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?

    Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?
    United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights. Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
  • More than 800 flights canceled in Chicago due to weather, fire issues

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of more than 800 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. More than 525 flights at O'...
  • Hurricane Odile: Airline set to fly L.A.-Los Cabos when airport reopens

    Hurricane Odile: Airline set to fly L.A.-Los Cabos when airport reopens
    Alaska Airlines plans to resume service from Los Angeles to Los Cabos' airport on Mexico's Baja Peninsula on the day the facility is expected to reopen next month. Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) has been making repairs since Hurricane Odile...
  • Weather forecast prompts airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at O'Hare, Midway

    Weather forecast prompts airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at O'Hare, Midway
    The threat of storms was enough for airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at Chicago's airports Thursday, as last week's fire at the Aurora radar center continues to disrupt air traffic across the country. As of 3:30 p.m., more than 490 flights were...
  • The economic impact of air traffic sabotage

    The economic impact of air traffic sabotage
    The economic impact of a sabotaged radar center near Chicago that struck at the heart of the nation's air transportation grid will easily soar into tens of millions of dollars and perhaps hundreds of millions, experts say. The impact on some 44,000...
  • Airlines offer only partial picture of animal safety on flights

    WASHINGTON Harley was the bulldog's name. He was pronounced dead at baggage claim at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last year despite a passenger's attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Two months later, a mixed-breed Rottweiler arrived...
  • Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights

    Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights
    Four days after a fire knocked a critical air-traffic facility in Aurora offline, O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday edged past the busiest U.S. airport in terms of total flights, according to federal aviation data. The data, obtained by the Tribune...
  • Poll: JetBlue, Alaska Air have most comfortable seats

    JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines have the most comfortable coach seats, while no major airline ranked near the top in results of a poll released Thursday by Airfarewatchdog. Asked which domestic airline has the most comfortable economy-class seats,...
  • Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones

    Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones
    Home and auto insurer USAA said it has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to research how drones could be used to improve how it settles claims during natural disasters. USAA, which serves 10.4 million current and former members of...
  • FAA gets more applications for drone use exemptions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration has received nearly a dozen new applications to allow commercial use of unmanned aircraft over the past week, and it plans to publish draft rules to allow broader use by the end of the year, the...